Our opinion… Beautiful luxury hotel with Venetian Gothic facade and contemporary boutique styled interior. Fantastic location on the Grand Canal in a quieter area of the city but offering easy access to all its sights & attractions.
Location... Dorsoduro 173. Situated between the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, just across the Canal from St Marks Square.
Accommodation… 50 uniquely styled rooms with contemporary decor. Well appointed with mini bar, safe, TV, phone & ipod dock. Gold leaf bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers & toiletries.
Our opinion… A historical Venetian Palace, once housing the embassy of Savoy and France, then Venetian aristocrats, later converted to a convent, and now a grand and exclusive first class hotel.
Location… Madonna dell'Orto, 3500 - 30121 Venice. Located along a canal in perfectly peaceful surroundings, close to the Madonna dell'Orto church and within easy walking distance of Rialto Bridge.
Accommodation… Furnished in 17th century Venetian style, but with all modern amenities, marble bathrooms, and spacious rooms.
Our opinion… This is a beautiful Palace from the 15th century positioned along the banks of the Grand Canal.
Location… The 15th century palace is majestically positioned along the banks of the Grand Canal, between Rialto Bridge and Ca' D'Oro, facing the colourful and Historical Rialto market. Only a short walk to San Mark's Square and all the historical sites of major interest.
Accommodation… The rooms reflect the luxury and the glorious past of the Sagredo family. The aim of the skilful and faithful renovation was to give to the guest the feeling of a journey, back to centuries ago, to feel like a guest of the noble family living in the palace, with a touch of modern comforts.
Our opinion…This is a splendid 5* hotel. Set in courtyards and extensive landscaped gardens, this exclusive hotel exudes grandeur. With sweeping corridors, decorative high ceilings and a high standard of service it offers all you would expect of a hotel of such calibre.
Location… The once abandoned island of San Clemente in the Venetian lagoon, just 10 mins by boat from St Marks square, has now been completely redeveloped to offer a deluxe hotel complex.
Accommodation… 200 luxury and spacious rooms and suites, majestically appointed, many of them with a panoramic view of the Lagoon and Venice, others overlooking the park and island’s internal gardens.
Our opinion… This is a very elegant and well located property.
Location… The hotel is located in an ideal place, just a few minutes from St. Mark's Square, Palazzo Ducale and all the main architectural beauty of Venice. It is in front of the Grand Canal with its beautiful view.
Accommodation… The 82 rooms are very large and respect the elegance and the luxury of the hotel. Rooms are well refined and decorated, some of them are in the elegant Liberty style with antique furniture and a beautiful view of St. Maria del Giglio Square. Others are in the 18th century Venetian style glassware, hand painted furniture and overlooking a small narrow canal.
Our opinion… The Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice combines elegant décor, modern fittings and authentic Venetian heritage. This beautiful hotel dominates the charming campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of the biggest squares of Venice. A superb hotel.
Location… 10 minutes from both from San Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge.
Accommodation… 165 elegant air-conditioned rooms.
Facilities… The 28, spacious rooms are all beautifully appointed with classic and designer decor, featuring wonderful views of campo Santa Maria Formosa Church and the Rio del Paradiso.
Transport… The closest boat stops are San Zaccaria or Rialto. There is also a private pier at the hotel for access by water taxi.
Our opinion… A beautiful hotel in a great location.
Location… Just a few steps away from St. Mark's Square, Palazzo Grassi and the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the Hotel dei Dragomanni will enchant you with the seductive elegance of its romantic rooms, exquisitely furnished and with splendid views of the Grand Canal.
Accommodation… Rooms are elegant and come with all modern comforts including air conditioning/heating, telephone, satellite TV, LCD/plasma TV, Sky channels, mini bar, safety deposit box and hairdryer.
Facilities… Breakfast room and bar.
Transport… To reach the Hotel dei Dragomanni, take the water bus to St. Mark's Square. From St. Mark's Square, walk towards Campo San Maurizio, cross four bridges and turn left into Calle del Dose da Ponte.
Our opinion... An elegant 4* hotel well located for exploring Venice.
Location... Facing the Grand Canal, right in front of the renowned Ca’ d’Oro. The hotel is just a fifteen minute walk from Saint Mark's Square.
Accommodation... Rooms are furnished in typical Venetian style. Facilities include telephone, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, hairdryer and bathroom amenities.
Facilities... A continental and international breakfast buffet is served in the splendid dining hall with a terrace facing the Canal Grande.
Transport... Closest vaporetto stop is San Stae.
Our opinion… A wonderful hotel offering elegant accommodation in the heart of Venice.
Location… Located just a short distance from Gran Teatro La Fenice and a two minute stroll from piazza San Marco.
Accommodation… Rooms are medium in size and furnished in typical Venetian style. All rooms come with air conditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer and satellite television
Facilities… There is an elegant breakfast room and a newly renovated corner bar where guests can enjoy a traditional capuccino or an evening cocktail.
Transport… San Marco (Vallaresso) boat stop
Our opinion… An architectural gem that has inspired painters and architects throughout the centuries, Hotel Palazzo Priuli, majestically rises on the banks of two Canals in a charming corner of the city.
Location… The hotel is only 200 meters away from Piazza San Marco and 500 from the Rialto Bridge, in an area rich with masterpieces and characteristic corners of the city.
Accommodation… Each room is unique recreating the atmosphere of Venice during the Doge period. Neo Renaissance style for the furniture, delicate velvets and brocades for fabrics and accessories, Murano glass for the chandeliers and mirrored wall lamps. All the rooms are non-smoking, have independent air conditioning and heating systems, satellite TV, safe, Wi-fi internet, telephone & minibar.
Transport… Boat stop 5 minutes away from the hotel.
Our opinion… A lovely combination of modern & classic style. Terrific location from which to explore.
Location… San Marco Mercerie 760, San Marco. Located in Venice's designer-shopping district, this hotel is 500 meters from Piazza San Marco, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the Bridge of Sighs.
Accommodation… 165 elegant air-conditioned rooms.
Facilities… The restaurant serves traditional Venetian dishes and seafood. Guests can enjoy drinks at the on-site design bar with retractable glass roof.
Transport… Venice’s Santa Lucia Station is 3 km away. The nearest water bus stop is Rialto, 5 minutes' walk from the hotel.
Our opinion… A traditional family run hotel since 1856.
Location… The hotel is located in a Venetian Palazzo from the 14th century. It is only a few minutes walk from Saint Mark’s square, the Doge’s Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark and the Arsenale. It is set on the waterfront with a small garden and roof terrace overlooking the city.
Accommodation… There are 103 rooms, all furnished in Venetian style with Murano glass, air-conditioning, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer, telephone, television and wi-fi throughout the hotel.
Facilities… There is a bar and two restaurants that offer local and international cuisine.
Our opinion… Very attractive property in a good, quiet but central location on Venice Lido with its beautiful sandy beaches.
Location… Located in a quiet street close to the boulevard with all its shops, bars, and restaurants. A few minutes' walk from the pier and a few minutes' walk from the famous golden beaches of Lido. San Marco Square is only 10 minutes away by water bus. There is an 18-hole golf course nearby.
Accommodation… Medium to large in size, tastefully decorated with beautiful colours. They offer the highest standard of comfort. Both rooms and bathrooms are in excellent conditions. Rooms come with air conditioning, mini bar, television, connection for lap top and hairdryer.
Facilities… There is a restaurant which serves typical local specialities. During the warm season breakfast is served in a terrace overlooking the gardens.
Transport… A few minutes' walk from the pier.
Our opinion…An elegant, traditional style hotel, in a excellent location for exploring the city.
Location... Situated in the Santa Croce area, in the heart of Venice, this hotel is close to Giardini Papadopoli, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, and Scalzi Bridge.
Accommodation…Hotel Papadopoli Venezia offers 96 elegantly decorated rooms and suites with romantic views of the Papadopoli Gardens or Tolentini Canal.
Our opinion… This is a superb 4* hotel that enjoys a great location just 5 minutes walk from St Marks square and close to the famous Fenice Theatre. This hotel was an old palace that has been totally restored and brought back to its former glory. The hotel is professionally run yet offers a friendly, personalised service.
Location… Calle Minelli San Marco 1887/1888, San Marco. Well located 5 minutes from St Marks Square and 10 minutes from Rialto Bridge.
Accommodation… This hotel has only 38 rooms and facilities include air conditioning, mini bar and internet via the television. Bedrooms are of a good size with all modern facilities, decorated in an elegant Venetian style, many rooms having original frescoed ceilings.
Facilities… Breakfast room and lounge/bar.
Transport… 5 minutes from vaporetto stop.
Our opinion… A romantic and elegant 4 star hotel in the heart of Venice.
Location... Castello, 4429 - 30122. Just around the corner from St Mark's Square and the famous Bridge of Sighs.
Accommodation…31 rooms. Three colors dominate, blue, green and gold: in the shades of the embroidered fabric on the walls, the padded headboards, the bed covers and the soft carpet. The furniture is eighteenth-century Venetian style, with precious oriental rugs and chandeliers in Murano glass, all harmoniously combined with the comforts of a four-star hotel: direct telephone line, a minibar, satellite TV, cable radio, a safety deposit box and adjustable air conditioning.
Facilities… Hotel Ca' dei Conti serves an American breakfast each morning. Drinks from the bar can be served up on the terrace.
Our opinion… A lovely hotel that is a very traditional with typical Venetian decoration throughout the rooms and public areas.
Location… Unique location, situated right on the bustling Grand Canal beside Rialto bridge and only a short walk from St Mark's Square.
Accommodation… The rooms are also decorated in a Venetian style and are equipped with all modern facilities. All the 79 rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV and mini bar. Please note that the hotel lift only reaches up to the 2nd floor.
Facilities… Guests can enjoy a continental buffet breakfast while admiring views of the bridge and canal.
Transport… The Rialto water-bus stop is outside the hotel and links to Santa Lucia Train Station and Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Our opinion… A warm and friendly hotel.
Location… The hotel is located in a prime location, very close to the Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge and very near to the best tourist attractions of Venice.
Accommodation… The 56 bedrooms are medium to large sized, red carpeted and decorated in a pale yellow colour. They are furnished in a simple but refined style. Bedspreads and curtains are very well co-ordinated, indeed extra care is paid to details. Safe box in the room.
Facilities… All the three restaurants are furnished in a Venetian style. They can offer a multitude of international and Venetian dishes, including pizza!
Our opinion… An elegant and comfortable choice on the stylish Venice Lido.
Location… The Hotel Panorama is located in a central position on the quiet Lido di Venezia Island, with a breathtaking view over the San Marco bay and the romantic Venetian Laguna.
Accommodation… Rooms are decorated in Venetian style with pastel colours and Murano glass lamps. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning/heating, telephone, satellite television, wireless internet connection, minibar, safe box, desk, bathroom with shower, hair dryer and courtesy set.
Facilities… There is a bar and breakfast room but no restaurant. The hotel is surrounded by shops, bars & restaurants.
Our opinion… A patrician palace that dates back to the 14th century, Domina Home Cà Zusto has been renovated and restored to its ancient splendour.
Location… Campo Rielo - Santa Croce 1358. Right in the heart of Venice with easy access to the water bus.
Accommodation… Each room features an en suite bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. Other in-room amenities include a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Internet access, a safe, a minibar and individually regulated air conditioning.
Facilities… The hotel has a café, breakfast lounge and Wi-Fi Internet connection in the lobby.
Transport… less than 5 minutes to the Basio waterbus stop.
Our opinion… A great place to stay in Venice.
Location… Hotel Saturnia is located in the heart of Venice, only 250 metres from St. Mark's Square and 100 metres from La Fenice Theatre.
Accommodation… All the rooms at Hotel Saturnia are tastefully decorated and equipped to the highest standards, with mini-bar, satellite TV color 24" LCD, direct-dial telephone, safe-deposit box, and sound-proofing.
Facilities… The hotel has a restaurant serving traditional dishes.
Transport… A few minutes walk from the public waterbus stop.
Our opinion… Great accommodation for exploring Venice
Location… Located in the heart of Venice, close to Rialto Bridge
Accommodation… All rooms are comfortable, spacious and equipped with modern facilities such as: air conditioning, television, telephone, cots on request, safe, mini-bar and hairdryer.
Facilities… Breakfast room and bar
Transport… 5 minute walk to the nearest bus station (Piazzale Roma ) 10 minute walk to the nearest train station (Santa Lucia)
Our opinion… A small friendly traditional hotel, positioned canal side.
Location… Fondamenta Delle Burchielle S. Croce 390, Santa Croce. Arlecchino Hotel is 100 metres from Piazzale Roma square, where you can find Venice’s central train and bus station, and the ferry port. San Rocco Museum and Basilica dei Frari are a 10 minute walk away and Rialto Bridge is just 1.5 km away.
Accommodation… 22 rooms are elegantly decorated with classical furnishings and have modern amenities, air-conditioning, TV and a safe.
Facilities… The hotel offers its guests a complimentary breakfast in the lounge to start their day and the Arlecchino is convenient to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
Transport… 100 metres from Piazzale Roma square & public transport options.
Our opinion… The Hotel Hesperia provides an excellent, personalized service, thanks to the fact that the owners are always present, and available to give their constant care and attention to the needs of their guests.
Location… The hotel is situated in the historic centre, looking onto the Canale di Cannaregio.
Accommodation… Rooms are furnished with care in a modern style, but still maintain a typical Venetian look. All the rooms have a private bathroom and are equipped with all modern conveniences such as telephone with direct outside line, satellite TV, air-conditioning with individual control, central heating, mini-bar, safe, hair-dryer and Wi-Fi internet connection.
Facilities… Breakfast rooms and lounge. There is also a splendid terrace, from where you can watch the hustle and bustle of daily Venetian life.
Our opinion… The Tre Archi Hotel is an elegant and cosy hotel set in a completely restored Venetian 18th-century palace, overlooking the Cannaregio canal,
Location… Peaceful location in the Jewish Quarter of Venice alongside a canal.
Accommodation… 24 spacious room with views across the canal or the hotel’s private garden terrace area.
Facilities… The hotel has a lovely bar area and also serves breakfast.
Transport… Vaporetto stop directly in front of the hotel. 5 minutes from the train station.
Our opinion… A small friendly, traditional hotel. The property dates back to the 1800s but has been completely modernised.
Location... San Marco, 527. A 5 minute walk from Piazza San Marco or the Ponte di Rialto, in the historic and commercial centre of the city.
Accommodation…22 rooms with air conditioning, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi access.
Facilities… "Cavatappi" Wine Bar offering traditional Venetian and Italian cooking.
Transport…Close to the boat stops at St Marks (San Marco).
Riviera on Venice Lido
Our opinion...The charming 3 star Hotel Riviera enjoys a convenient location in Venice Lido, in front of the marina and only a 10-minute walk from the beach.
Location... It only takes 15 minutes to get to the amazing and famous Saint Mark's Square.
Accommodation…It is a fully air-conditioned building from the early 20th century, tastefully furnished and offering a welcoming atmosphere.
Facilities...Guests staying in this great Venice Lido hotel can relax in the wellness centre. The hotel also features a a bar and a souvenir shop that offers discounts to guests.
Our opinion… A warm and friendly hotel in a great central location close to all the main historical sites.
Location… Very centrally located, this hotel is less than 1 minute walk from San Marco square. It is located on a small street where you can find some of the best restaurants in town.
Accommodation… Rooms are medium in size and furnished in typical Venetian style. They have been recently re-styled and look comfortable and elegant. All rooms come with satellite TV, air conditioning and internet access.
Facilities… There is a breakfast room
Transport… Nearest water-bus stop San Marco
Our opinion… Once the rich and magnificent residence of an aristocratic Venetian family, the Pausania offers comfortable accommodation in a lovely location.
Location… The hotel overlooks the charming Rio di San Barnaba canal in the heart of the Dorsoduro quarter.
Accommodation… The 24 rooms are furnished with taste and elegance and equipped with all comforts (private bathroom, satellite television, radio, telephone, mini-bar, air conditioning).
Facilities… The hotel features a cosy bar, internet corner and breakfast room overlooking the garden. (Guests should note that due to the historic nature of the building, there is no lift)
Transport… 5 minutes' walk to the closest waterbus stop Ca' Rezzonico
Our opinion… A wonderfully charming 3-star hotel housed in a 15th century residence.
Location… Tucked away in a peaceful and traditional corner of the Dorsoduro quarter, the Tiziano Hotel offers a perfect and elegant setting just a 20 minute stroll from St Mark’s Square.
Accommodation… All rooms are furnished in fine venetian style and come with air conditioning, safe, mini bar phone, flat screen TV and internet access. Each room has a marble bathroom with shower and bathtub, hair dryer and courtesy line.
Facilities… The breakfast buffet features home made cakes and fresh fruit salads The hotel does not have its own restaurant but can arrange for dinner or lunch in the restaurant Autorimessa situated at Piazzale Roma ( only 10 min walking from Hotel Tiziano).
Transport… San Basilio water bus stop is 300 metres from the hotel.
Our opinion… Experience the old-world charm of Venice in one of the city’s oldest buildings. The Scandinavia Hotel effortlessly combines old with new and offers a super location.
Location… Campo S.Maria Formosa, 5240, Castello. In the heart of the city, just a few steps from Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, with a splendid view of the Campo di Santa Maria Formosa.
Accommodation…33 large, airy rooms. All the rooms are carefully decorated with period furniture and sumptuous Murano glass lamps and have every type of comfort such as TV, mini-bar, direct-line telephone and air conditioning.
Facilities… Breakfast room and bar/lounge.
Transport...from the nearby vaporetto landings you can reach the train station.
Our opinion… The Villa Rosa offers a cosy atmosphere coupled with attentive service.
Location… The Hotel is conveniently situated, close to Santa Lucia railway station and to the bus terminal and car park in Piazzale Roma.
Accommodation… The hotel has 33 rooms, all en suite and mostly decorated in typical Venetian style. Recently refurbished, the rooms have elegant hangings and beds. All rooms have air conditioning, hairdryer and television.
Facilities… There is a breakfast room but no restaurant at the hotel. Reception is open 24/24
Transport… The hotel is only few steps from all the boats stops that service all the stops along the Grand Canal.
Our opinion… Pleasant hotel for those wanting to stay on Venice Lido near to the beach. It is a family-run business and extremely well looked after.
Location… The hotel is located in front of the beautiful golden beach of Lido. From the Lido pier the hotel is about 5 minutes away by bus. Venice Island and Piazza San Marco, is about 20 minutes away by water bus, through the splendid lagoon.
Accommodation… Rooms are spacious and luminous, featuring all the modern comforts, including air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, television and hairdryer.
Facilities… There is a cosy breakfast room overlooking the gardens with an adjoining terrace to relax and enjoy the evening summer breeze.